Comprehensive modeling of prompt fission neutrons and γ rays in the spontaneous fission of 252Cf
Nuclear Physics Group, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
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Published online: 13 September 2017
We present a comprehensive set of calculations performed with the Monte Carlo Hauser-Feshbach code CGMF of the prompt fission neutrons and γ rays emitted in the spontaneous fission of Cf-252. This reaction has been studied in depth over the years and provides an almost perfect test for the assumptions, parameters and output of the CGMF code. Here we present results for prompt neutron observables beyond the ubiquitous average prompt fission neutron spectrum and multiplicity. In particular, we compare CGMF calculations to experimental data on neutron data per fragment mass split, neutron-light fragment and neutron-neutron angular distributions, and on the time dependence of the average prompt γ-ray multiplicity. Finally, we briefly discuss the recent integration of CGMF into the MCNP6.2 transport code.
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